It Starts In Vegas - ChrisDahl

April, 2015

NAB 2015, Las Vegas.

I spent a few days at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show talking shop with vendors and coworkers.

Following that I took a mini vacation with Elaine, along with Jon and Angie Trewhitt. We traveled to Page AZ to see Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, and then we were off to Utah to visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.

I thought great! A chance to use the new national park pass my wife gave me for Christmas. (more on that later).


Lower Antelope Canyon

Many years ago a guy that I worked with used to spend lots of time traveling to the west to do landscape photography, my most vivid memories of his images were the slot canyons. I loved his work. Much of his work was on 4x5 film. Now I am not sure what he had to put up with, but today it is a true business for the Navajo Indian Tribes. It is well run and well worth the money. The few hours I had were shared with a hundred or more other folks.

For me, I booked the Photographers tour. For this we got two guides, one to aid the photographers and get us in the right place at the right time (they also toss the dust). The other guide, stopped traffic to keep the view clear.

Well worth it, if I do it again, I will try to get in a smaller group. I will be posting additional photos on my web site in the next few weeks.


Horseshoe Bend


Panorama at Bryce


The next morning we got up before the sun to try and capture a sunrise, a cold front had moved in and it was in the mid 30's and windy. Not good for a southern guy.


Sunrise Bryce Canyon



This afternoon we moved to Zion National park. Another unique location. We had a few hours before the sun went down and hiked up to a waterfall, which was not much more than a drip. You run into this on occasion when the season is dry. You never know what you will find in nature, half the fun is taking the walk to see what is there.


This afternoon we moved to Zion National park. Another unique location. We had a few hours before the sun went down and hiked up to a waterfall, which was not much more than a drip. You run into this on occasion when the season is dry. You never know what you will find in nature, half the fun is taking the walk to see what is there.

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